Friday, June 16, 2017

CAS Watercolour June Reminder

CAS Watercolour June "Summer" Reminder!


So many beauties this month by our talented Design Team, 2 Guest Designers, LeAnne and Ksenija this month and the Gallery celebrating Summer!   We would love to see you join our Summer fun too!

All my spare time is spent in our flower and vegetable gardens along with my DH...Denny!

Summer to me means...Flowers & more Flowers :-)


 Close Up of  my Distress Oxide Watercoloured background, die cut flower and doodling.


I received this beautiful Memory Box "Sketch Daisy" Die from Loll at our recent Retreat! Thank you again Loll.  I LOVE it and it was already on my wishlist...you know me well my friend :-)

I used a Retreat smooshed background I had made on coated cardstock from my friend, Christine using Distress Oxide Inks: Worn Lipstick, Faded Jeans and Cracked Pistachio.   I kept quite a bit of white when smooshing one color at a time,  which I had stamped onto my craft mat and spritzed with water.  I dried with my heat tool between colors.  I also misted more water on my piece to move the colors around.

When back home I die cut my flower with SU canvas board (ret), Thick Whisper White CS and Black CS. I attached each layer with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and then to my smooshed piece that I had Die Cut with CUTplorations "ATC Tag Builder.

Next I stamped my STAMPlorations Bee's Knees "Birds of Paradise" sentiment with Archival Black Ink using my MISTI.  I framed my main image by doodling with my Staedler waterproof black pen.

My last step was to die cut a piece of SU black cs using my Memory Box Stitched Rectangle.  I added fun foam ($ store) to the back of my black cs and attached my main image.  Then attached both layers to my SU Very Vanilla card front,  which I attached to my SU Thick Whisper White Card Base.  A fun card made easy with my ready made DOX background and the help of several Die Cuts :-)  Enjoy...

Do come and visit us at CAS Watercolour and be inspired by all the gorgeous DT, our 2 GD 's this month and Gallery cards :-)  You have until June 24th to play along.  Happy Summer Stamping...Hugs..

Supplies: Listed in Description..

More Challenges....

STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes


Flower Challenge #9 Anything Goes


SSS Monday Challenge: Touchy Feely



22 comments:

  1. OOoh, I LOVE that panel you created Nancy! And, I LOVE those wonky panels too! Have a wonderful day my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  2. What a pretty background and love the colours and how you've left some white space. That black die cut flower looks so striking and yes flowers for me is Summer too x

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  3. The colours of your smooshed panel are so pretty ... and adding the water at the end to move the colour around is such a great tip. I need to try that! Love the contrast with the black outline flower die-cut and the black tilted panel in the background. Awesome design, Nancy!! xx

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  4. Love the soft summery colours of your smooshed background - and the simple flower die lets them take centre stage. Great angles in the layering! Summer means flowers to me too - my garden is really starting to look lovely with lots of things blooming.

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    1. Our gardens are looking beautiful too, Susan. Just came in and now have a pretty bouquet of roses :-) Hugs..

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  5. Love the color choices in your pastel panel, Nancy! It really allowed your daisy to pop. The wonky layers are a great idea too. Haven't used them in a while and always loved the look!

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  6. I love how you've left a lot of white space on your smooshed background, my friend! So perfect with the black sketch daisy! Love the thickness of the daisy too! Great dimension!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie, I loved how this card turned out and it was so quick, since I already had the smooshed background. Hugs..

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  7. Gorgeous card Nancy :-) the background is fabulous and I love the die cut flower design, absolutely stunning!! :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  8. Love the way your smooshed background came out, Nancy! The black pops beautifully and the layered die cut is fabulous dimension. Love when a card comes together so quickly!

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  9. Nancy your smooshed background is amazing against your simple black outline flower. Such and amazing card

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  10. Beautiful!! Love that BG and your black flower really stands out ... superb design!

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  11. Fun to see how the oxides work for smooshing! Beautiful card Nancy!

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  12. Your soft watery background is beautiful Nancy! and the thin die cut stem is perfect over it! Love your doodling and angled placement of the black panel! a lovely birthday card! Julia xx

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  13. This is spectacular, Nancy! I love your pretty smooched background and the jaunty angle of your design!! Hugs, Darnell

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  14. Your card is awesome! Love the beautiful colors. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  15. such a dreamy mix of colours Nancy...great card and I like the interest the layout gives to the card.
    xx Karen

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  16. Such a striking way to use this die, the watercolored background is so pretty! Thanks so much for having me as a GD this month, it was an awesome experience! BTW, your doodling is AMAZING!

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    1. Thank you LeAnne for your sweet comment. Hope your remodel is going well. BTW, doodling is so east and a fun way to make a CAS frame. If it makes you nervous..draw lightly with a pencil and trace :-)

      Can't wait to see more of your CAS beauties in our challenge in the future. Hugs..

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  17. Your distress oxide watercolored background is so pretty, Nancy! I love that you tilted the black rectangle - the card looks so modern! Hideko

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  18. Fabulous background, Nancy! I love how the flower stands out too.

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  19. Such a pretty background, and I love how the flower just pops.

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Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy